Kiva Lending Team: Fight Fistulas
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This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCN7HnE-hjk.
The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K7BLR6MQ0E
"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnBVb1e2m0
Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1498836905487.2071607.1071085140&type=1&l=37cf97fe75
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
USA: www.hamlinfistulausa.org; www.fistulafoundation.org
Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients: www.iGive.com/fight-fistulas.
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Rose received a loan from Pearl to buy merchandise to sell such as baking flour, sodas, cooking oil, and other items.$350 to goLend Now
Nikisoboka Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy salt and sugar for reselling.
Lesha received a loan from Kate to buy a new air conditioner that will greatly improve her family's quality of life and the living conditions within their home.
Josephine received a loan from Kate to pay for farm inputs and to hire labor to grow more crops on her farm.
Indosole received a loan from Kate to purchase raw materials & bolster recycling production in order to meet growing demand & scale environmental impact.$14,950 to goLend Now
Lydia received a loan from Kate to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds, to enable her to grow more vegetables.
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Estufas Chispa received a loan from Kate to access working capital in order to build inventory, acquire a delivery vehicle, and provide financing for high-impact clean cookstoves to rural Guatemalans.$20,000 to goLend Now
Fatmeh received a loan from Carmen Quijada to renovate her shop and do a catchy decoration to attract customers.Only 43 hours left!$300 to go
Njaka received a loan from 3 team members to fund the harvest of seeds of 6,000 smallholder farmers in the south of Madagascar.$15,725 to goLend Now
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